Kanye West sued for allegedly firing Black Donda Academy employee for refusing to cut dreads

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The lawsuit alleges that Kanye West’s “rapper” “often yelled and cursed at Black employees.”

April 28, 2024, published at 10:30 am ET

Kanye West has been sued by another former employee of his Donda Academy school that claims the rapper “often yelled and cursed at black employees,” RadarOnline.com has learned.

In a new lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Friday and obtained by Page six, Benjamin Deshon Provo claimed he suffered “severe emotional distress” after being hired as a security guard in August 2021 and later fired for refusing to cut his dreadlocks.

Provo’s attorneys argued that he was at the “epicenter of a campaign of discrimination, intimidation and retaliation because he was an unapologetic black man and a follower of the Muslim faith.” He is seeking damages for discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation and labor law violations.

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“Kanye and members of his management team subjected Provo and other black employees to less favorable treatment than their white counterparts,” the complaint said.

“Kanye and members of his management team subjected Provo and other black employees to less favorable treatment than their white counterparts,” the complaint said.

“Specifically, Kanye regularly shouted and berated black employees, while conversely never even raising his voice in front of white employees.”

Provo said Kanye made fun of him for wearing his hair in dreads, even though he claimed the hairstyle was partly due to his Muslim faith. “Kanye and members of his management team demanded that Provo choose between these critical aspects of his self-identity and financial stability,” the lawsuit said. “Indeed, at Kanye’s direction, Provo was given the ultimatum: cut his hair or be fired.”

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The lawsuit also alleged that Kanye banned books about historical black leaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

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The lawsuit also alleged that Kanye banned books about historical black leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr. And Malcolm X.

“Further, Kanye frequently expressed negative beliefs associated with prominent Black leaders who advocated for or attempted to advance the Black community,” Provo’s complaint alleged.

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Provo’s claims echo similar accusations made in lawsuits filed by other former employees.

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In addition to facing racial and religious discrimination, Provo said Kanye forced him to participate in uncomfortable physical altercations as part of his job as a security guard, claiming he was instructed to “prevent paparazzi from entering all possible ways to contact Kanye, including acts of violence.”

“Specifically, plaintiff had to use physical force to remove paparazzi from the immediate vicinity of Kanye and those in his company,” the complaint states. “Kanye demanded that the prosecutor take cameras from the paparazzi, take their SIM cards and hand them to Kanye. This was particularly a practice regularly engaged in by Kanye, who has a documented history of attacking paparazzi.”

When Provo told his manager, “I don’t want to do this, I could go to jail,” the supervisor allegedly dismissed his concerns and responded, “We’ll bail you out.”

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Former Yeezy employee Trevor Phillips also sued Kanye West in a bombshell lawsuit filed earlier this month.

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Provo’s claims echo similar accusations made in lawsuits filed by other former employees.

If RadarOnline.com Previously reported, Cecila Hailey And Chekarey Byerswho claimed they were the only black teachers at the school filed a racial discrimination lawsuit when they were fired after allegedly raising concerns about health and safety violations at the school.

Former Yeezy employee Trevor Phillips also sued Kanye in a bombshell court case earlier this month, he accused him of attacking black employees, expressing hatred of Jews at private meetings and threatening to shave students’ heads and lock them in cages.

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